marcus_hunt wrote: »
From Manila, you can go and visit Baguio w/o a riding a vehicle.
Nietono_no_Shana wrote: »
With reference to the title it just say contain, not eliminate. Thus IMHO if you just contain them, they will just be a problem again in the near future.
And IMHO there is no point in having a closed door meeting if they will just leak out the contents after the meeting.
sargo wrote: »
gotta lick it wrote: »
maybe the Senators has a cut in the Presidential Intelligence fund?
kung yun mas malakas at maraming MNLF natalo natin sa Zamboanga ng walang Military Rule bakit kailanga sa Marawi na 50 lang ang Maute.
rodina wrote: »
Nyahaha! Selective reading na naman. Pinag fiestahan ang isang parte sa statement ni Sec Lorenzana. And based on this, the minority party pushed for a joint session of Congress to tackle the issue of ML in Mindanao. Tough luck for them... naudlot ang plano dahil 15 senators voted for ML in Mindanao-- still based on Sec Lorenzana and company's explanations.:p
Here's what Senator Sotto said about the minority party's focus on a particular statement of Sec Lorenzana:
Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III, an ally of Duterte, said the minority bloc gave a different slant on what was discussed during the briefing.
Slant na naman yan eh. Ang slant kasi ng anti-Duterte, yun ang gusto palabasin agad. Eh ako hindi ganun ang pagkaka-intindi ko eh, Sotto said.
Ang sinasabi niya siya, si Secretary Lorenzana personally hindi siya ang nag-recommend. Hindi somebody, [it was] the intelligence arm of the Armed Forces [who made the recommendation]...Sabi niya, me personally I didnt. Pero iba yung J2, he added.
Sotto said he also had the impression from the briefing that authorities need martial law in area.
Ang intindi ko they need it...The slant is always different. When youre anti-Duterte, the slant will always will be anti-Duterte, Sotto said.
The real story...
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana confirmed Wednesday that he told senators during the executive session that government forces can contain the situation in Marawi City even without the declaration of martial law.
In a press statement, Lorenzana said his exact words during an executive session with senators on May 29 were "the government security forces can contain the situation in Marawi City even without martial law. He said that he also told senators that the declaration of martial law was, however, imperative to once and for all address security concerns in the entire Mindanao immediately and decisively.
The Defense secretary said the situation currently being dealt with by state security forces goes beyond Marawi City.
President Dutertes imposition of martial law aims to put an end to the long running rebellion in various provinces in the South, as evidenced by the incidents that happened in Zamboanga, Davao, Bohol, Lanao, Basilan, Sulu, Tawi-tawi and Maguindanao, he said.
He reiterated the the Presidents statement that kung magdi-declare ako ng martial law, tatapusin ko nang lahat ito, referring to threats posed by ISIS-linked local and foreign terrorist groups whose network covers the entire Mindanao.
Read more at: http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/nation/612750/lorenzana-confirms-he-said-gov-t-forces-can-contain-marawi-crisis-without-martial-law/story/#sthash.0l8Xq4EP.dpuf